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<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Googlaciousness >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Ever thought the query you type in the Google search box is making an impact on someone in the world??
You need to. Now.

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Currently, Google servers need 0.0003 kWh of energy to answer the average search query. This translates into roughly 0.2 g of Carbon dioxide.

3 weeks of non-stop YouTube == 3 kg of CO2
1 year of Gmail == 1.2 kg of CO2

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So what! You may well ask.

Now multiply the above numbers by billions of billions search queries per day. The product becomes astronomical!

The energy used per 100 searches is equivalent to:

# Ironing a shirt
# 1.5 tablespoon of orange juice
# Drying your hands with a standard electric dryer
# Driving an average car for half a kilometre
# Boiling a kettle of water
# Two idlies
# One full day life of a newly born baby
# Five 2-finger push-ups............................................................

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So what does this all amount to?
What you Google mindlessly can take away the energy needed by a “less-fortunate” in the remote corner of the world.

Yes, it’s your system. Yes, it’s your paid bandwidth. Above all, who the hell am I to lecture you??
But nothing can be further from the “Truth”.

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Be “conscious” before you hit ‘Enter’ after you typed the query in the search box. Someone’s life is in need of energy.

• Think before you Google
• Use efficient switches during Googling
• Pick only one site from the result page
• Update the arp cache of your system
• Search only the “worthy”

Be Googlacious. Spread the awareness.

Respect the night-outs of brilliant engineers!
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